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Clinical Approach to Flash Glucose Monitoring: An Expert Recommendation

Jan 1, 2020 | Magazine: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Ana Chico  1 , Eva Aguilera  2 , Francisco Javier Ampudia-Blasco  3 , Virgina Bellido  4 , Roque Cardona-Hernández  5 , Francisco Javier Escalada  6 , Diego Fernández  7 , Fernando Gómez-Peralta  8 , Noemí González Pérez de Villar  9 , Juan José Gorgojo  10 , Pedro Mezquita-Raya  11 , Cristóbal Morales  12 , Pedro de Pablos Velasco  13 , Rafael Palomares  14 , Juan Parra  15 , María Teresa Rivero  16 , Cintia González-Blanco  1


The flash glucose monitoring (FGM) system FreeStyle Libre® is a device that measures interstitial glucose in a very simple way and indicates direction and speed of glucose change. This allows persons with diabetes to prevent hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic events.

Scientific evidence indicates that the system can improve glycemic control and quality of life. To obtain the maximum benefit, it is necessary to properly handle glucose values and trends.

Due to the generalization of the system use, the purpose of the document is to provide recommendations for the optimal use of the device, not only in the management of glucose values and trends but also in the prevention of hypoglycemia, actuation in exercise, special situations, and retrospective analysis of the glucose data, among others.

CITATION  J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2020 Jan;14(1):155-164.  doi: 10.1177/1932296819841911. Epub 2019 May 12.